I have septic arthritis (bacteria attacking tissue/joint) at my ankle. i have been on cloxacillin by I.V for over a week and will be up to 6 weeks. i need to know if it's safe to also take acidolphilus/bifidus and echinacea goldenseal while on the antibiotic? I am also taking vitamin C and garlic capsules. I know i need these extra supplements but want to ensure i don't interfere with the cloxacillin. Thank you!
I hope you are well.
I did a drug interactions checker on this site ..and there are no interactions found among the meds and supplements you are currently on.
Now with regards to acidolphilus/bifidus, the drug interaction checker does not have this specific one listed.
As you know this last one is "friendly" bacteria which are vital to the proper functioning of the immune system and the digestive system.
Ok. I am no Doctor, my suggestion is to go the pharmacy and ask the pharmacists anyhow (tell them what you take)..just to be on the safe side.
Although my personal opinion is that you will be fine... but still do it.
eg. I suffer from well let us say a few conditions I am 41 male, I have come down with a cough, went to the pharmacy told the pharmacist (chemist) what I was on and he gave me just the right cough syrup that had no interactions at all with all the meds I take... anyway even if they recommend it to me, before I take anything, I do my own research ( but that is me)... always be safe as the meds I take some are very strong on CNS.
Best wishes ... from a caring individual.
So do the same... from a caring individual
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